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January 15, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House. Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Detectives in the Bloomfield Police Department are looking for a Giants fan in connection with a report of shoplifing of Sally Beauty on Bloomfield Ave. According to Bloomfield police, a police officer was dispatched to the business on Saturday following a report of ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up three more wins, defeating North Bergen, Hackensack and Morristown in a 4-team meet at North Bergen High School.   In the three non-division matches, Bloomfield beat host squad North Bergen 40-24, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Demolition of the old field house in Watsessing Park is underway. The field house is located near Conger St. The structure will be replace by a new community building, an all-access playground, and new parking. Set to open in the Summer of 2019, the new building will feature ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department.  According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.   Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19.  The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The new owners of three massive Gateway Center buildings plan to reinvent the skyway leading to Newark Penn Station, ROI-NJ and other media outlets have reported. An announcement about Onyx Equities, Garrison Investment Group, Axonic Capital and Taconic Capital Advisors entering ...

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Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup. Why is it so popular? “It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19.  The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this Friday at Bloomfield High School.  Before the main event, the 6th grade girls from Brookdale school will take on their counterparts from Demarest at 5:45 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., 6th grade coed will see ...

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  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone. Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio reported that  the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating Friday's' fatal pedestrian incident. The joint statement was issued ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall attracts thousands of shoppers throughout Middlesex County every year. It is one of the defining features in East Brunswick and the place most people tend to associate with the township. However, in recent years, the mall has struggled to keep up with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain. Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans ...

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ORLANDO, FL - Several runners from the New Jersey were top finishers in Walt Disney World's Half Marathon on Saturday including Bloomfield's Brian Reynolds. Marathon Weekend draws nearly 100,000 athletes to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida to run in a marathon, half-marathons, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location. “An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For ...

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TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was a nearly impossible task for Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they faced #6 ranked Newark East Side in a non-division meeting Saturday afternoon at Bloomfield High School.  The Bengals hung in there for a while, but ultimately fell 75-40.   After a decisive 48-28 ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Bloomfield Girls Varsity Basketball continued their consistent play, but dropped a close decision losing to West Essex High School 50-46 on Saturday afternoon in North Caldwell.   Coming into the game, Bloomfield had won two straight this past week, with victories over ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon announced the appointment of Kimberly Mutcherson, a ...

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NEW YORK – Music for Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts with Beethoven for The Rohingya, a benefit concert featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, presented in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stageat Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 28, ...

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